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Retiree, 75, raring to run 21km half-marathon

Published on Jul 11, 2014 7:19 AM
Former school teacher Agia Kaur, who completed her first half-marathon in 2010 in under four hours, is the oldest female participant for the Sept 28 event. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO

Running a half-marathon at age 75 may sound impossible for many, but not for Madam Agia Kaur.

Long-distance races have become second nature to the retired school teacher, who will be the oldest female participant at the ST Run at the Hub on Sept 28, when she attempts her second 21km race.

The widow, who has three children, said that the race will help prepare her for a third attempt at her first full marathon, which she hopes to complete at the end of the year.

She attempted her first 42.195km in 2012 and again last year, but did not meet the cut-off times.

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